White House Blames Republicans for Amtrak Accident– Here’s the Truth

Liberal pundits have been musing about how Republican budget cuts could have contributed to the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia earlier this week. Even the White House jumped on the wagon, eager to blame their political opposition for the tragedy.

But the truth is that an honest assessment of Amtrak does not reveal inadequate funding, but instead a picture of financial mismanagement and misplaced priorities.

Though the investigation into the crash continues, the left has already framed the narrative of the tragedy as a result of Republicans being stingy with federal dollars.

White House Press Secretary John Earnest said:

“The president has been a leading advocate, with strong input from the vice president, in investing in our infrastructure including in investing in high-speed rail, especially in the transportation corridors that are plagued with pretty bad traffic… But there’s been a concerted effort by Republicans to stand in front of those kinds of advancements.”

Read the entire story at The Federalist Papers


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